As we approach the end of another year, we are once again filled with gratitude for this unique, ever-changing, and stunning movement.
ON THE PRECIPICE OF OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY, through another pandemic year that rocked the world and illuminated intractable systems of inequity, and despite conflicts and upheaval that raged from Ukraine to Iran, Afghanistan to Ethiopia, V-Day and One Billion Rising activists once again shattered traditions and created spaces for grassroots dialogue, with art and activism at the forefront always. They rose for gender, climate, economic and racial justice and against a wave of war, right-wing nationalism, white supremacy, colorism, fascism, xenophobia, misogyny, femicide, homophobia, transphobia, corporate greed and climate destruction, centering their voices and experiences of the most marginalized.
FUELED BY RISING NEW VOICES IN THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN’S FREEDOM AND A LIVABLE PLANET, V-DAY ACTIVISTS SPRANG INTO ACTION THIS YEAR ACROSS ALL OF OUR CAMPAIGNS. ONE BILLION RISING GLOBAL COORDINATORS and teams worldwide ushered in the 2022 #1BillionRising season with OVER 70 COUNTRIES rising via hundreds of creative resistance events on the ground and online making the connection between how we treat the bodies of women and how we treat the earth.
AT CITY OF JOY IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, over 1800 survivors have graduated, turning their pain into power that is fueling change across a nation. They are change makers, celebrating their victory over trauma, thriving women who are determined to heal. V-DAY SAFE HOUSE FOR THE GIRLS IN NAROK COUNTY, KENYA, celebrated its 20th year as girls unabashedly broke taboos, rejecting Female Genital Mutilation and Early Childhood Marriage, redirecting their lives and those of their communities’ through education and change.
V-DAY’S NEWEST PROJECT VOICES is an interdisciplinary audio play and campaign grounded in Black women’s stories to unify the vision of ending violence against women across the African Continent and African Diaspora. Creative Directed by Aja Monet, produced by Hollis Heath and composed by LeahAnn “Lafemmebear” Mitchell, VOICES premieres in Ghana on 18 December in honor of V-Day’s 25th anniversary and Ghana’s Month of Return.
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